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2013 Kaplan Medical School Admissions Officer Survey: MCAT 2015

Joins us at this month’s Kaplan Pulse! Thursday November 14th 8pm EST/ 5pm PST

We surveyed 79 medical schools, including 18 of the top 25. Join our panel of graduate school admissions officers and admissions experts as they discuss—and debate—our findings.

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Here is preview of what they said on MCAT 2015!

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2013 Kaplan Medical School Admissions Officer Survey: Admissions Trends

Following up on last Friday’s post on Social Media in Medical School Admissions, the 2013 Medical School Admissions Officer Survey also included a series of questions on General Admissions Trends and Curriculum. Take a look at the questions below!

Want to know more? Joins us at this month’s Kaplan Pulse! Thursday November 14th 8pm EST/ 5pm PST

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We surveyed 79 medical schools, including 18 of the top 25. Join our panel of graduate school admissions officers and admissions experts as they discuss—and debate—our findings.

Get the answers to these questions:

  • What’s the most important
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5 Days Until Med School Insider 2013!

Kaplan Test Prep will host our fourth annual Medical School Insider on Monday, April 29th at 8pm ET.  This is our biggest event of the year for pre-meds and you absolutely don’t want to miss it!

The insights revealed at #medInsider are incredible, they’ll really change the way you look at the admissions process!  Be sure to mark your calendar now for this year’s live streaming event. Save your spot by clicking here now!

A sneak peak from one of the questions last year:

What’s the best way to be a premed?

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6 Days Until Med School Insider 2013!

Kaplan Test Prep will host our fourth annual Medical School Insider on Monday, April 29th at 8pm ET.  This is our biggest event of the year for pre-meds and you absolutely don’t want to miss it!

The insights revealed at #medInsider are incredible, they’ll really change the way you look at the admissions process!  Be sure to mark your calendar now for this year’s live streaming event. Save your spot by clicking here now!

A sneak peak from one of the questions last year:

What activities and extracurriculars should premed students get involved in?

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March Madness – How to Pick Your Favorite Medical School

BasketballIt’s that time of year again when even the most passive of college basketball fans pick up a bracket and start cheering for their favorite team in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Not being a basketball fan myself, I don’t pay as much attention as some people, but I know that I, and many other prospective medical school students, are engaged in our own version of medical school March madness.

Okay, so we have some acceptances, we are waitlisted at some schools and rejected by others. Now it comes down to the last few weeks before May 15th and the …

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The Pre-Medical Experience: A Critical Review

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June 1st will be here before we know it.  Every year the opening day for submission of the AMCAS application comes and pre-meds apply to medical schools across the country in hopes of a coveted spot to continue the journey in their medical education.

This past month the International Journal of Medical Education released a an article The undergraduate premedical experience in the United States: a critical review that raises some interesting points for pre-meds to consider as they begin to gear up for application season.

Some important points to highlight from the journal shows empirical evidence insists that …

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Innovation and the AMA

It’s no secret that the world is constantly evolving, with new resources and technology being developed each day.  The medical field is no exception to the tides of change, and as a reflection of the rapidly changing nature of medical education, the AMA recently announced a grant initiative to jump-start the medical school revolution. You can read all about the grants and the request for proposals from the AMA, but it sounds like they are off to a roaring start. Doctor1

In the AMA’s post, they mention some specific areas for improvement such as including lessons on the “business” of …

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Rethinking a career as a physician? You’re not alone

During your freshman year of college orientation, everyone wanted to know what your major was and most likely you responded confidently, “Pre-med.” Now, in your Sophmore, Junior or even Senior Year, you may find yourself re-thinking your decision to apply to medical school and a recent article published in the student newspaper at Penn shows that you are not alone.

The article highlights the positive aspects of changing your career path- mainly that all of the skills and knowledge that you gained by taking your pre-med classes is greatly in demand, even if you don’t want to become …

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Application Essentials V: Non-Medical Extracurriculars and Experience

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It’s that time of year again — as we look into the future and make New Years resolutions, what are you planning to do with 2013?  We hope that taking that next step to becoming an excellent physician is part of that plan, whether it’s taking names on  the MCAT (with the new MCAT 2015 unscored trial section of Psychology, Sociology and Biochemistry questions!), nailing a 4.0 both semesters, or writing a killer personal statement for that AMCAS application opening in less than five months!

And then there are just fun resolutions:  I’m planning on playing the …

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Application Essentials III: Secondary Applications

MCAT BlogYou’ve crafted a masterful personal statement, you’ve chosen your favorite 15 activities*, you’ve meticulously entered every class you’ve ever taken — verbatim**, and you’ve finally hit that blue “submit” button on your AMCAS application.

Everything’s going fantastically since you dominated the MCAT.

But now it’s time to turn your attention to that growing pile of letters:  not acceptances (just yet!), but secondaries.  These school-specific applications feature a host of essays — and they’re the next step on the  path to medical school.  As part of our continuing series on holistic review in admissions, let’s look …

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